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Drew.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Drew.A
Technical name:W32/Drew.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It deletes files with a TXT and HTM extension.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Nov. 18, 2004
Detection updated on:Nov. 18, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Drew.A is a worm that deletes all the files with a TXT and HTM extension.

Drew.A spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics, and through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Drew.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.